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  • BOOK REVIEW: 'My Crazy Century'

    Ivan Klima, the distinguished Czech author of numerous novels and plays, is a survivor of both Nazism and communism, and an eloquent witness to the immense damage both had done.

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  • Mr. Klima writes: "During the time I am recalling ... [a]ll higher goals had been degraded and disgraced. Surprisingly ... immorality ... within personal relationships was acceptable to the reigning immoral authorities ... . At least in one area of our lives, we were free: men and women took lovers ... . Infidelity therefore, was often limited only by material circumstances: a dearth of apartments or money."

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